Washington rookie Bryce Harper has been the talk of the town much of the season as the 19-year old already has eight home runs, 25 RBIs, 43 runs and 10 stolen bases in his first 63 career games.
His first All-Star Game appearance, though, was an adventure.
Harper reached on a walk and then advanced to second on a fly out by Buster Posey, making a rare play in advancing to second on a fly out to left. Harper, though, was caught in a fielder’s choice and Dan Uggla grounded out to end the threat.
The AL caught a break on an misplay by Harper, who lost the ball in the air on a can of corn and it landed behind him. It was ruled a single for Mike Napoli as David Ortiz advanced to second. Curtis Granderson grounded out to pitcher Clayton Kershaw, bringing up Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who walked to load the bases for Ian Kinsler. He took Kershaw to a full count but flew out to left, as Harper was able to track this one.
The NL continues to lead the AL 8-0 after five innings.